Arlen Hansen, President
Arlen Hansen is the President and founder of kin communications. Arlen is known for identifying new opportunities in companies and turning them into demonstrable results. He is a passionate, high-energy venture capitalist with extensive experience in finance, marketing and communications. In 2007, Arlen launched kin communications after identifying a need in the Vancouver marketplace for a full service investor relations company. Since then, Arlen and his talented team have been adding shareholder value to their growing client list.In addition to his studies with the Canadian Securities Institute, Arlen graduated from the Sales and Marketing program at BCIT. As kin celebrates its sixth anniversary, Arlen is focused on maintaining the high standards of service and integrity kin has become recognized for, while building and diversifying its client base.
Cristina Bittante, BBA, VP Marketing & Investor Relations
Cristina is driven, strategic, and loves a good challenge. Although skilled in graphic design, her marketing leadership and finance career began in 2003 when she acquired her Investment Advisor’s designation. Today, Cristina uses her strategic, market positioning and communication skills, alongside her creative, expressive side to strengthen a company’s brand and marketing materials. Her reliable, meticulous attention to detail and astute understanding of the finance industry help her master all aspects of marketing clients to their retail and institutional base. Prior to joining kin in 2008, Cristina played a pivotal role in multiple financings and investor relations initiatives in the resource sector. Cristina concentrated her studies in Marketing and graduated from SFU with a Joint Major in Business Administration and Economics.
Joel Kitsul, Sr. VP Investor Relations
Joel Kitsul is a hard working, motivated, sales orientated individual. Prior to joining kin in 2009, Joel worked as an Investment Advisor’s Assistant at Union Securities. Joel has completed the BCIT exploration and mining course, Canadian Securities Course, Conduct & Practices Handbook, Derivatives Fundamentals Course, and the Commodities as an Investment Course through the Canadian Securities Institute. Joel is a Level II CFA Candidate.
When Joel is not pounding the phones at kin, he could be found playing rugby, hockey, golf, or enjoying other leisurely activities. Joel loves staying on top of his tarot card readings and collecting WWF paraphernalia.
Fred Leigh, VP Investor Relations
Fred brings over 10 years of investor relations experience to the kin team. He has worked as an internal Investor Relations Representative for Ethos Gold, and represented a variety of mining ventures at Vanguard Shareholder Solutions. Fred has previously generated market awareness through dynamic marketing and promotional campaigns and has represented companies at various industry events. He is highly experienced with liaising between management and analysts, advisers, retail investors, media and newsletter writers. Fred is a father of two and plays hockey in his spare time. He is also known as Leigh-ongo when on ice, both for his goalie skills and looks.
Amanda Gregory-Jones, BFA, Executive Assistant
Amanda is a recent alumnus of Emily Carr University who obtained a BFA and graduated ready to enter the working world. She looked for something that would allow her to merge her creative and social work experience with the practical skills of a growing company and found that energy at kin.
Prior to joining kin, Amanda put herself through school by working in retail as well as spending her summers employed at a private fishing resort off the coast of BC.
Michael Del Debbio, Investor Relations Representative
Prior to joining kin, Michael worked as a Personal Trainer, but always knew finance was his passion. Michael studied business at Capilano University and has since completed the Canadian Securities Course, Conduct & Practices Handbook and BCIT Exploration & Mining course.
He is an avid tennis & golf player, and a self-proclaimed Calvin Klein sock model. Michael swears Plenty Of Fish is an untapped market of potential investors and regularly combs the site for “new leads.”
Anette De La Rosa, Executive Assistant
Anette’s number one passion is working with people. With a bubbly personality and background in customer relations, she is the perfect fit for the kin office. Her background includes Hospitality Management and Personal Training, so her exceptional interpersonal skills and love of a fast pace environment suit her perfectly at kin. Anette is motivated, goal oriented, and helps keep the kin office healthy! She is passionate about health and fitness and continues teaching group fitness classes at the YMCA.
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